Professor Rosa Freedman is the inaugural Professor of Law, Conflict and Global Development at the University of Reading. She received her LLB, LLM and PhD from the University of London, and is a non-practising barrister and member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Freedman’s research focuses on the UN and human rights, and she has published extensively on UN human rights bodies and systems, and on UN peacekeeping and accountability for human rights abuses committed during such operations. Her published work includes three monographs, two co-edited collections, and articles in American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law, Leiden Journal of International Law and Human Rights Quarterly, amongst others. Freedman is a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Civil Society Advisory Board on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, is a Specialist Adviser on safeguarding to the UK government International Development Committee, and sits on the UK FCO Women, Peace and Security Steering Group.
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Alice Sullivan is Professor of Sociology at University College London (UCL) and Head of Research at the UCL Social Research Institute.
Alice Sullivan’s research focusses on social and educational inequalities in the life course. She has made extensive use of secondary data analysis of large-scale longitudinal data sets in her research, with a particular focus on the British birth cohort studies of 1958, 1970 and 2000. She has published on areas including: social class and sex differences in educational attainment, single-sex and co-educational schooling, private and grammar schools, cultural capital, reading for pleasure, social mobility, and health inequalities. She has also written about conflicts between scholarly and scientific values and gender identity politics.
Kathleen Stock is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sussex. Her recent research focuses on the nature and impacts of sexual objectification, on sexual orientation, and on sex and gender. Earlier research concerned philosophical questions about fiction, imagination, and pretence. Since 2018 she has been speaking and writing publicly on gender recognition reform and associated matters. She has written on these controversial issues for a variety of publications including The Economist, Quillette, Standpoint, The Conversation, Tortoise, and Unherd. She was awarded an OBE for services to higher education in 2020.
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Hannah R Marston is a Research Fellow in the Health and Wellbeing Strategic Research Area. Since completing and graduating from her doctoral studies in 2010 Hannah has worked in Canada and Germany as a post-doctoral fellow and research scientist, respectively.
Hannah is an interdisciplinary researcher, and her interests lie in the fields of videogames, digital (health) technology, technology adoption, gamification, health, wellbeing, digital ex/inclusion, age-friendly cities and communities, ageing, and user experience. Hannah has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal papers, 10 book chapters, led and co-guest edited special issues and has presented her research at both national and international conferences. In 2018, Hannah gave a keynote presentation at the ‘International Child and Information Safety Congress ‘Digital Games’’ conference held in Ankara, Turkey.
Hannah is involved in a wide range of research projects and is currently leading on two Covid-19 related projects:
Samantha Pay is currently an OOC (Open, Oxford, Cambridge) DPhil student and her research is highly engaged with the argument that sex matters in the field of AI/tech/data ethics. My department OII www.oii.ox.ac.uk is multidisciplinary and my own research is seated within social science, data science, philosophy, psychology, and feminism.